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Children's Stories About Adoption

Talking about adoption can be difficult, especially with very young children. Try using these stories to get the conversation started.
 
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Emma's Yucky Brother
by Jean Little Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
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Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis Illustrated by Laura Cornell
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Families are Different
by Nina Pellegrini Illustrated by Nina Pellegrini
Little Nico, who is adopted, realizes that some children live with one parent, two parents, or grandparents, and that some children have stepbrothers, stepsisters, and parents who look very different from one another.
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The Red Blanket
by Eliza Thomas Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Based on the true story of the author's trip to China in 1994 to adopt her daughter PanPan, who was then 5 months old, this picture book is the tale of a little girl who needs a mommy and a forgotten blanket that needs a little girl and a woman who needs them both. Full color.
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My Family Is Forever
by Nancy Carlson

A young Asian girl describes how she came to live with her adoptive parents and the delight of having a loving family. As this heartwarming book makes clear, being a family isn't about who you look like or where you were born-it's about the love that binds you together.

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Day We Met You, The
by Phoebe Koehler Illustrated by Phoebe Koehler

Step by loving step, a couple prepares their home for the arrival of their adopted baby. Includes an Afterword that provides parents with guidance about how and when to explain adoption to their children.

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I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
by Rose A. Lewis Illustrated by Jane Dyer
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I Will Love You
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli Illustrated by Lisa Anchin
In the very first moment, when you came to be,
I looked at you, and you looked at me.
I whispered these words as I held you near,
for all time, for all space, for the world to hear
I will love you."
Capucilli's text is lyrical, touching, and makes for a great read-aloud, while illustrator Lisa Anchin brin
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Cover image for How I Was Adopted
How I Was Adopted
by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Maxie Chambliss
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A Mother for Choco
by Keiko Kasza Illustrated by Keiko Kasza
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Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story
by Carol Antoinette Peacock Illustrated by Shawn Costello Brownell
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Bringing Asha Home
by Uma Krishnaswami Illustrated by Ruth Jeyaveeran
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